Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,348
9/17/12 8:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
MASTERCARE

Yes. The dates change every day, and the challenge is the same: To be On Plan (follow your program, WW, or any other program) amd move/exercise.
Teresa (HUNGRYWOMAN2), starts everyday this challenge. Her comments are just incredible and to the point!

Each individual has different challenges that may change, according to many reasons.
We take it ONE day at a time.
If you follow WW, you want to follow the 9 health guidelines, and follow the program you choose: Track your daily, weekly and activity pointsPlus or follow the SFT(simply filling technique, when you only track weekly and activity pointsPlus.

Sometimes it is easy to just follow the plan, but sometimes we do have our own challenges (life happens), and that is where it helps us the most to post here and get the support we're looking for.

I hope my explanation helps.

One thing I know for sure: If it was so easy to just follow any healthy plan, and lose the weight and keep it off, WW and all the other huge industries for weight loss would not exist.
All of us would be healthy and no one would be obese.
Sounds great!!!
Unfortunately, the reality is different......

Food for thought....



Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 9/17/2012 (20:34)
I'll celebrate 10 years of maintenance on July 2nd, 2014!

Leader of W8watchers superb healthy recipes

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=10495


538 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
135
270
405
540
MASTERCARE's Photo MASTERCARE Posts: 31,126
9/17/12 8:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks!

Actually...I was doing VERY well till about a month ago...and I need to get back at it 100 percent so that I will not be making the SAME New Year resolution!

So....will check in here more often...and get that...mojo back!



 October Minutes: 583
 
0
250
500
750
1000
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
9/17/12 8:22 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Never feel silly. It is a good question. Actually, it is used as both. When I first joined, it was pretty much the stand alone chat. However, it has a focus of how you are doing with your plan,
goals etc. I will post what you are used to seeing as a challenge (different format) on this thread. I haven't had the best year, so I have had to cut back. However, I am thinking more towards some additional challenges.
Hope I haven't confused you more. emoticon
Anything you would like to post can go here. I check regularly, and Mimi does when she is able. The holidays have her running. emoticon She is the one who really knows the program, and provides many of the recipes.

Edited by: HUNGRYWOMAN2 at: 9/17/2012 (20:27)
Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
MASTERCARE's Photo MASTERCARE Posts: 31,126
9/17/12 8:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ok....I am feeling a little silly here...the challenge is the same everyday...but here is where you talk? Is this correct?



 October Minutes: 583
 
0
250
500
750
1000
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
9/17/12 8:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Cindy,
It won't be long before you are back into routine. Thirty minutes is a good beginning!
I am still amazed at the rate of your weight loss. emoticon
I hope it continues at a healthy pace. emoticon emoticon
Best wishes,
Teresa


Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
CINDYWAGNER1's Photo CINDYWAGNER1 SparkPoints: (148,386)
Fitness Minutes: (51,640)
Posts: 6,800
9/17/12 7:22 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon Mary! emoticon

We finally got back into the gym today. Since our last visit was over 2 weeks ago....we started out doing 30 minutes and will build back up to what we are really use too.

I feel like a new person since I released the 6 pounds that I gained 2 weeks ago. Praying for great things on weigh in day on Thursday. When do you weigh in?

Hope you have a great and productive day, today.

Cindy

 current weight: 228.6 
 
266
249.5
233
216.5
200
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
9/17/12 6:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Mary,
Sometimes those steps can be incorporated into those busy days. They add up as we attend to our daily activities. When time permits, you might make a concerted effort. Begin small, each step counts, and brings you closer to your goals. emoticon emoticon
Have a good day!

Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
MASTERCARE's Photo MASTERCARE Posts: 31,126
9/17/12 5:15 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good Challlenge for today.....Work will be busy, but when I can....I shall work on my steps.

wishing all a good day! emoticon



 October Minutes: 583
 
0
250
500
750
1000
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
9/16/12 9:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Happy and Healthy new Year!

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to our team's Chat Cafe.
We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy chatting with us.
We are passionate about health and about living a healthy lifestyle!
The Outcome? We are losing the weight and keeping it off for a lifetime - ONE DAY AT A TIME!

ON PLAN/MOVE JUST FOR TODAY!

Please join our "one day at a time" mini challenge anytime, while following your own plan.

ONE DAY AT A TIME!
WE CAN DO IT!

Let's celebrate being "ON PLAN/MOVE" just for TODAY!

For accountability, please post your daily/weekly exercise/moving activities.





Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
Today is a gift.
That's why it is called the "present".



Not on plan just for today?
Tomorrow is a new fresh day.
Congratulations on starting over.
Forget, forgive and move on!

Evaluate what caused you to slip, the situation, and where it might have occurred.
See that you can learn from your slip.

REMEMBER!!!
Slips should teach you, not defeat you!


Accept that sometimes itís going to suck. Despite your best intentions, there will be days when you fall into a bag of crisps. But long-term success is about persistence, not perfection. Itís picking yourself up when you fall, over and over again.
START OVER!


START OVER

If you've started out in pursuit of your goal
And you've really tried with your heart and your soul,
but somehow things got out of control---
START OVER.

When you've tried your best to do what you should
And you thought this time that you surely would,
But once again, you didn't do good---
START OVER.

When you've worked so hard to follow a dieters way
And you fought to win a victory each day.
But one more time you went astray---
START OVER.

When you've tried so hard to yourself to be true
And do the things that you know you should do,
But once again you failed to come through---
START OVER.

When the road to success seemed much too long
And each temptation was oh so strong
And once again you gave in to wrong---
START OVER.

When you've told your friends what you planned to do
And trusted them to help you through
But soon discovered it's up to you---
START OVER.

When you know you must be physically fit,
But your hope seems gone and you're stuck in a pit
That's not the time for you to quit---
START OVER.

When the week seems long and successes few
And at weigh-in time you're feeling blue,
Remember tomorrow is just for you---
START OVER.

To start again means a victory's been won
And starting over again means a race well run
And starting over again proves it can be done
So don't just sit there---
START OVER

~~ Author Unknown ~~




Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life!

*********************************

One Day at a Time

Whatever the goal we're pursuing,
no matter how rugged the climb,
we're certain to get there
by trying our best,
and taking One Day At A Time.

"Forever" is hard to imagine,
"the future" may seem far away-
but every new dawn
brings a wonderful chance
to do what we can on that day.

-Emily Matthews

........................................

After winter comes the summer.
After night comes the dawn.
And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies.
~ Samuel Rutherford ~
(1600-1661, Scottish Pastor)



*******************************

I saw the "NECKLACE (CHAIN) GAME" somewhere and I liked it.

tc...)

*** Please feel free to make adjustments and changes to the "NECLACE GAME" as you wish.

Congratulations on being On Plan, and if not, congratulations on starting over!

NOTE!
Please read Rule # 3 below. It's an excellent motivating rule to stick to your Necklace game, which means: sticking with your weight-loss journey.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GAME

1. For every day you are ON PLAN (OP) you put in your necklace (chain ) the letter D ( for a DAY). So, if you are OP for 4 days in a row, your necklace looks like that: D - D - D - D

It's nicer to use the "EMOTICONS"

2. Once you are OP for 7 days, you change it to W ( For a week) .
Example: If I'm OP for 19 days, my necklace ( or chain) looks like that: W - W - D - D - D - D - D



If you prefer to wear a longer necklace, you can WEAR it this way too:( instead of a W for a week, put 7 "D"'S, like this: D - D - D - D - D - D - D-



3. If you are FULL MONTH OP, It becomes M ( For a MONTH). So, if you are OP 49 days in a row, ( on a 31 days a month),your necklace will look like that: M - W - W - D - D - D - D



RULES OF THE GAME .

1. It's a challenge for yourself , NOT A COMPETITION WITH OTHERS.

2. The first day you BREAK the necklace (chain), you start playing the game all over again , (only if you have used already all of your extra 3500 calories for the month : See Rule # 3), and build your necklace ( chain ) once more from the beginning.

3. RULE # 3 IS VERY IMPORTANT .
PLEASE READ IT !
IT IS A GOOD RULE TO HELP YOU STICK TO THE NECKLACE- GAME .
In order to learn NOT to be perfect, and in order To BE realistic,( we will always have days we are not OP) , YOU MAY HAVE ( if you choose to) UP TO 3500 EXTRA CALORIES each MONTH IN ADDITION TO YOUR regular diet.
You can still CONTINUE to built your necklace(chain)!

The idea here is that the extra 3500 calories amount only to 1 pound gain in one month period, while an average of 2-4 pounds loss per month is VERY reasonable with being OP.
You will still be AHEAD OF THE GAME at the end of each month if you need to add up to extra 3500 calories in a month, providing you are otherwise OP.

The second idea is that once you've built a large chain,( many days OP), you want to keep going building the chain,( rather than break it and start all the way from the beginning again), and rule # 3 allows you to do that , WHILE YOU CONTINUE TO LOSE WEIGHT.
4. Keep your own records.
THAT INCLUDES ALSO KEEPING RECORDS OF THE OPTION TO USE UP TO 3500 calories EACH MONTH. ( when we go off plan).
5. Post your NECKLACE (chain) every day.

I hope you enjoy the game.














Teresa


Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other W8WATCHERS SUPERB HEALTHY RECIPES Goals and Challenges Posts

Topics: Last Post:
August 13 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 8/13/2013 5:50:54 AM
August 2 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 8/2/2014 8:48:05 AM
Barley and Sausage Gumbo 9/1/2014 8:47:50 PM
September 20 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 9/22/2014 12:47:04 PM
August 16 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 8/17/2014 12:47:08 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1993x10495x49966905

Review our Community Guidelines